Findings on happiness in Löwenberg et al. (2010): study DE 2005

Author(s)Löwenberg, H.; Lax, H.; Rossi Neto, R.
TitleKomplikationen, subjektive Zufriedenheit und sexuelles Erleben nach geslechtsangleichender Operation bei Mann-zu-Frau-Transsexualität. ( Complications, subjective Satisfaction and sexual Perception after Man-to-Woman-Gender Operation.)
SourceZeitschrift für Sexualforschung, 2010, Vol. 23, 328 - 347
PublicTrans women 1-10 years after sex reassingment surgery, Essen, Germany, 200?
 Patients had sex reassingments surgery (a neovagina constructed) between 1997-2003 in Essen. M age = 37.5, range 19-61
Last assesment2005
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =52
Non Response50.1%
 106 patients were sent an email. 52 answers were usable.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of assessment not reported. Assumed 5 years before publication.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: satisfaction with life situation (full text not reported) 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 satisfied 4 very satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with general life situation
Page in publicationTable 7
Remarks3 further questions on life situation are not a valid measure of happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.802.84

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